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Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

Asus ZenWatch 3 to launch on 31 August, going head-to-head with Samsung Gear S3

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In the world of wearables, 31 August is going to be a busy day. First of all Samsung pinned a date on its next Gear launch and now Asus has joined the fray, tweeting that it will also be lining up a launch on 31 August, just a few days before IFA 2016... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders open: £699 SIM free and more

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The time has come to get your pre-order in for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the phone tipped to be one of the hottest that 2016 has on offer.  With the UK missing out on the Note 5, there are plenty of people eagerly awaiting the arrival of Samsung's latest.... >>

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

Nikon D3400 updates entry-level DSLR with Bluetooth, for instant smartphone sharing

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Nikon has announced the Nikon D3400 DSLR, updating the existing Nikon D3300 with additional connectivity options to make it more attractive to those shooting on the move.  With traditional cameras under threat from the convenience of smartphones, Nikon's... >>

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB release date confirmed, consoles now on pre-order

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Xbox has kicked off Gamescom in Germany with an announcement that we were expecting - the opening of pre-orders on the smaller capacity Xbox One S consoles. There's a catch however. This isn't just the straight console, it's the Xbox One S with FIFA 17... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The coolest thing you'll find in the box isn't the phone

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably one of the hottest phones in 2016. Announced a few weeks ago, the Note 7 is now on pre-order, hitting shelves on 2 September. We've unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and some of the best bits of this phone are lurking... >>

Samsung Gear S3 launch date confirmed for 31 August, and you can watch live

Samsung Gear S3 launch date confirmed for 31 August, and you can watch live

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There's now no doubt that Samsung is going to be launching the Gear S3 in Berlin on 31 August. The next version of the Samsung's smartwatch is set to launch as IFA 2016 opens in the German capital, with Samsung choosing the same venue it used to launch... >>

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

Pokemon Go: Best Pokemon with highest CP

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With Pokemon mania having spread across the world, you're probably in the position where you're wondering which Pokemon you should really be investing your time in. With a choice of 151 Pokemon (although not all are available to catch right now in the... >>

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

Pokemon Go: How to use battery saver

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Pokemon Go's biggest problem is battery drain. In a world where smartphones are notorious for eating battery really quickly anyway, it's a double-whammy of battery carnage. Fear not, for in the recent update to the Pokemon Go app, the battery saver feature... >>

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

Logitech Pop is a smarthome switch that can quite literally get the party started

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Logitech has announced the Pop, a smart home switch that looks to cross the smarthome divide and control multiple devices with the press of a button. The switch links into your Wi-Fi, scanning for compatible smarthome devices - such as Sonos, Philips... >>

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

Best Ultra HD Blu-ray players: Spinning 4K discs

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new thing for 2016. The format has been... >>

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

Pokemon Go: Sightings and nearby will super-charge maps and help you find Pokemon

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The nearby system in Pokemon Go hasn't really worked properly since launch, but everything could be about to change as Niantic Labs looks to super-charge Pokemon Go's maps. In a recent app update, some changes came to the Pokemon Go nearby system. For... >>

Casio EX-FR200 will capture your wide-angle selfie and 360 video world

Casio EX-FR200 will capture your wide-angle selfie and 360 video world

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With everyone talking about virtual reality, camera manufacturers see the opportunity to provide their own perspective, with a range of innovative capture devices appearing from all sides.  Casio is the latest company to join the fray, with the announcement... >>

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

Play Doodle Fruit Games: How to find and play Google's amazingly addictive fruit Olympics

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Google is going big on the Olympics. Not only is its coverage of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 hugely comprehensive and easy to navigate through Google Search, it's also running its own competition: welcome to the Doodle Fruit Games. This fruit fun is easy... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2016

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Xbox One S: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Xbox team didn't mess around at its E3 2016 press conference last month, opening straight into the announcement of a new model Xbox - the Xbox One S. And now it is available to buy, in its 2TB form. Designed to sit alongside the current Xbox One,... >>

Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV
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Audi SQ7 review: An insane sports car of an SUV

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When Audi first launched the SQ7, a lot of people laughed. It was expensive and huge in size, perhaps a little out of character on the UK's roads. But that SUV made its mark, popular for its luxe finish and the size, including the seven seats, in a category... >>

Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged
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Hyundai Ioniq Electric review: Fully charged

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Hyundai has opted to launch three different green driving solutions in one with the new Ioniq. The idea is simple: Hyundai offers one platform and you choose whether you want Hybrid, Electric or Plug-in Hybrid.  Options are few, making this a relatively... >>

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

Casio Edifice EQB-500: Watch first, connected device second

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Smartwatches have taken a few headlines over the past year, with devices like the Apple Watch offering a whole range of features for when you don't want to be using your phone. The most important thing about the Casio Edifice is that it's a good looking... >>

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

Pokemon Go top tips: Master the Pokemon mayhem

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The basics of Pokemon Go are simple and fun. You walk, you catch Pokemon, you collect as many as you can and you visit PokeStops to load your backpack up with goodies to help your Trainer along the way. But when it comes to mastering the game, there's... >>

Pokemon Go future features revealed

Pokemon Go future features revealed

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Such has been Pokemon Go's success, that it might have already reached its peak and started to go off the boil. The roll-out has also reached France and Hong Kong over the weekend. However, there's still more to come from Pokemon Go, parts of the game... >>

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

Pokemon Go Gym tips: How to battle, train and win

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Pokemon Go has two sides. There's the fun side of exploring and collecting Pokemon, and then there's a very real business of battles and making yourself Gym Leader. In the world of Pokemon, battles are central, because that's what Pokemon do. Trainers... >>

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

Pokemon Go server problems: Why does the game keep stopping?

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Pokemon Go's monumental success is being blighted by server problems. It's been widely reported, right from the start, that the servers weren't quite up to the job of hosting the game, because it was so popular. But what do all these server problems mean... >>

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

A Pokemon Go smartwatch app needs to happen

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Pokemon Go has basically taken the rulebook and thrown it out of the Window. It's seen huge interest around the globe and really shaken up mobile gaming, by insisting that you leave your house. The biggest downside - apart from the demand overwhelming... >>

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

HTC Marlin spotted in real life, teasing next Nexus specs

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Discussion surrounding the next Nexus devices has been rife, with rumours of two HTC handsets known as Marlin and Sailfish. The first claimed real world photo of the HTC Marlin isn't going to be a huge design reveal, however, as all we can see if the... >>

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality
4.5 stars

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality

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The big sell with the Panasonic DX902 (or DX900 in other regions) is that this 4K TV is about as close as you'll get to a professional reference monitor in the home. That's a fairly lofty comparison, as reference monitors are incredibly expensive, designed... >>